It is sometimes said that migrants should work on their acculturation in the host country in order to realize their goals. In her PhD dissertation, which she succesfully defended last November, Ágnes Tóth argues that this relation may actually work the other way around.
After 2.5 years only 11% of the refugees who arrived in the Netherlands in 2014 have found a paid job. Together with The Hague Process, researchers and students from the RUG are investigating the challenges refugees face when finding a job and are developing a training to prepare Dutch employers to hire and integrate new refugees. Society and science can learn from each other.